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Daily Archives: August 10, 2017

Guyana taps into GRIF to finance hinterland ICT connectivity

Guyana has asked the Guyana REDD‐plus Investment Fund (GRIF) for US$17 million to fund a project to increase internet connectivity in hinterland communities, Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes has said. She is quoted by government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying that the project-ICT Access and eServices for Hinterland, Poor and Remote Communities- is expected to bridge the Information ...

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Iwokrama staff members cop scholarships to study in Fiji

Three staff members of the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development have been awarded scholarships to study in Fiji, the centre announced Thursday to coincide with an informal visit by Secretary General of the African Caribbean Pacific Group of States (ACP), Dr. Patrick Gomes. “Dr Gomes toured Iwokrama’s offices where he met and interacted with two of ...

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Labourers lead police to stolen shotgun, ammo

Three labourers, who stole a shotgun and cartridges from a security guard’s dwelling at Adventure, Essequibo Coast, are to be charged with break and enter and larceny. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the men broke into the dwelling and stole the firearm and ammunition that was assigned to Horace Graham, a security guard attach to Clinton Alphonso’s security firm. ...

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Police foil robbery at GPL’s Customer Service Centre

Bandits fled the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) Mon Repos Customer Service Centre, East Coast Demerara empty handed when police arrived on the scene Thursday afternoon, the power company said in a statement. GPL said just after 2 PM  Thursday, August 10, 2017  three bandits stormed its Mon Repos Customer Service Centre in an attempt to rob the entity and ...

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Late Guyana Attorney General’s daughter fears acid attack in UK for anti-Brexit campaign

(PRESS TRUST OF INDIA).- LONDON: An Indian-origin campaigner, who had mounted a successful legal challenge to prevent British Prime Minister Theresa May from triggering Brexit without Parliament’s approval, has spoken out of fears that she may be the target of an acid attack on the streets of London. Gina Miller, who has been targeted by Brexiters on social media for her stance against Britain’s exit ...

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GRA’s Tax Chief to share ExxonMobil info with staff when necessary

The Commissioner- General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Godfrey Statia has highly confidential information about oil and gas companies, including ExxonMobil, under lock and key and will only release them if they are needed by officers for specific tasks. “The GRA is privy to such contractual arrangements. However in keeping with the law this information is confidential. To maintain ...

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Aviation sector scores big for Guyana’s economy but tourism leakages “unusually high”- study

Guyana’s  aviation industry contributes GYD$20.7 billion or 3.2 percent to the country’s economy through tourism, jobs and a wide variety of services, according to a just released study conducted by United Kingdom (UK) experts. However, Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Retired Col. Egbert Field indicated that only data from the Cheddi Jagan ‘Timehri’ International Airport and ...

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